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Yoshie Furuhashi
Yoshie Furuhashi, Founder, Movement Translation Service
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
Replying to @Noahpinion
13/These loans are being used by African governments to finance infrastructure projects (generally built at African expense by Chinese companies, sometimes using Chinese workers). If those projects don't make a good return, African countries will be left holding the bag!
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
Replying to @Noahpinion
12/Chinese government-controlled banks are lending large amounts of money in Africa, often in the shadows.
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
Replying to @Noahpinion
11/BUT...(you knew there was a "but")...there is one type of Chinese investment in Africa that really does look like it could be a troubling new form of colonialism: Chinese government infrastructure projects.
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
Replying to @Noahpinion
9/This kind of industrialization is NOT like the natural-resource exploitation that has traditionally been rich countries' main reason for investing in Africa. Unlike natural resource extraction, industrialization increases local skills and creates a win-win.
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
Replying to @Noahpinion
8/In addition, because these Chinese entrepreneurs move to Africa and live in Africa, their profits are mostly spent locally.
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
Replying to @Noahpinion
7/Almost all such factories hire African workers. Most provide training programs, which increase local skills. And many hire local managers; in manufacturing, the proportion is over 50%. This could be improved, of course, but it's quite good.
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
Replying to @Noahpinion
6/Furthermore, these Chinese entrepreneurs are hiring and training Africans!
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
Replying to @Noahpinion
5/Private Chinese investment in African factories is not a form of colonialism, for one simple reason: It's not backed up by force. Chinese private entrepreneurs in Africa are subject to local laws and control. They have given their lives and fortunes into African hands.
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Noah Smith ๐Ÿ‡ Jul 15
1/Today's post is about Chinese investment in Africa, and whether it represents a new form of colonialism. Short answer: Mostly no, but some of it might.
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Bloomberg Opinion 6h
Despite fears of re-colonization, research into Chinese investment in Africa shows: ๐Ÿ“ˆ 95% of Chinese manufacturing companies in Africa hire local workers ๐Ÿ“ 54% hire managers locally ๐Ÿ€„ 73% offer apprenticeships for locals.
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Kristen Clarke Jul 16
Replying to @KristenClarkeJD
Ramsey Orta, who filmed the choking death of , will be imprisoned until Dec 2019 and has been held in solitary confinement.
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Blair LM Kelley Jul 16
The only person who has paid any price for the killing of Garner is Ramsey Orta, his friend who filmed his death and is now serving a prison sentence and enduring constant harassment. My God. via
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Javad Zarif 9h
Today at NAM mtg on sanctions I said, "Terrorism is use of violence & intimidation against civilians in pursuit of political aims." The US is thus engaged in . It cannot be called โ€œsanctionsโ€, as they're not designed to enforce laws. They in fact violate law.
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Eskandar Sadeghi 12h
Excellent interview with . Well worth your time. I got the book some time ago and itโ€™s high on my to read list.
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Reza Khaasteh 13h
Replying to @Khaaasteh
More photos of Neshat and her husband
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Reza Khaasteh 14h
Today, Iranian woman Neshat Jahandari experienced her first independent flight as a captain, and received her 4 stripes, which made her the second woman captain of Iran
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Alex Shams 13h
Replying to @seyyedreza
Ironically, Laiko Greek pop - based on Ottoman Greek rembetiko - was the base for Mizrahi pop music in the 1950s. Greece was seen as Western enough to be tolerated and emulated in the new Hebrew Mizrahi popular music (as opposed to the originally Arabic music of the Mizrahim).
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Alex Shams 13h
Replying to @seyyedreza
They went on to create indoprepi- Bollywood music sung in Greek- though the genre faced a severe backlash from a mainstream desperate to Europeanise Greek culture
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Alex Shams 13h
Greece fell in love with Indian movies in the 1950s. For Greek refugees with roots in modern-day Turkey, Hindi movie beats were a welcome reminder of a time when Greek culture was defined by the East.
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